As the name suggests, Capricorn Region lies on the Tropic of Capricorn, spanning from the National Parks of the Central Highlands that border Outback Queensland to the coastline of the Southern Great Barrier Reef and the green continental islands of the Keppel Group.
The Tropic of Capricorn is a unique address and the Capricorn Region is home to many unique places, experiences and people.
There are a multitude of things that you'll never find anywhere else and the diversity of the region promises a varied and exciting holiday experience.
Stretching from the Southern Great Barrier Reef in the east to the Sandstone Wilderness in the west, you can easily lose yourself in island perfection, superior reefs, secluded beaches, owing escarpments, arresting forests and dramatic landscapes.
At the heart of the region is the city of Rockhampton, 'Rocky' to the locals and those who know it well - it's Australia's 'Beef Capital'.
There's many a 'treasure' in the Capricorn Region. Fossick for sapphires and 'thunder-eggs'. Discover the limestone caves just 20 minutes north of Rockhampton, Aboriginal Rock Art at Carnarvon Gorge and Blackdown Tableland, watch baby crocodiles hatch from their eggs, witness the flight of the small bent wing bats, enjoy camp drafts, picnic races, or a taste of outback life on a farm stay.
On the nearby Capricorn Coast, holiday havens start with the welcoming seaside town of Yeppoon. On the northern edges of this coast is Byfield National Park, rich in birdlife while to the south lies small beachside communities, a marina and endless memorable attractions. Floating peacefully on the horizon, Great Keppel Island is a tropical island destination with 17 glorious beaches and a choice of holiday options to discover.
The real treasures of the Capricorn Region - the people, genuine country hospitality, and a friendly laid back lifestyle where there is always time to say 'G'day'.
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